21 days in Ukraine Itinerary

21 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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21 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15​h
1
Odessa
— 2 nights
2
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
3
Poltava
— 3 nights
4
Kiev
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Vinnytsia
— 2 nights
6
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 2 nights
7
Lutsk
— 1 night
8
Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Odessa

Odessa ©
Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral and Holy Assumption Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Museum of Interesting Science. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Insomnia- The Haunted House, make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, and appreciate the history behind Duke de Richelieu monument.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Odessa route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Odessa is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Odessa. May in Odessa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science
Shustov Cognac Winery Museum ©
Shustov Cognac Winery Museum

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Kharkiv

Kharkiv ©
Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ilya Repin Museum and Avec Fine Arts Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Annunciation Cathedral and The Pokrovsky Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Palladium, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kharkiv online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Kharkiv takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Kharkiv, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Church of St. Stanislav, Ilya Repin Museum
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Museum of Coffee ©
Museum of Coffee
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
The Pokrovsky Cathedral ©
The Pokrovsky Cathedral

3
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Poltava Museum of Local Lore and Museum of Ukrainian Pottery. St. Sampsoniy Church and St. Panteleimon Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to National Museum of Nikolai Gogol in Gogolevo (about 1h 15 min away).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Poltava online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Kharkiv to Poltava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kiev.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Ukrainian Pottery, National Museum of Nikolai Gogol
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The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum ©
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House ©
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House

3
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mezhyhirya Residence Museum and Mikhail Bulgakov Museum. Saint Sophia Cathedral and Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, brush up on your military savvy at Great Patriotic War Museum, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, and examine the collection at State Aviation Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kiev trip maker .

Traveling by train from Poltava to Kiev takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Vinnytsya.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Mezhyhirya Residence Museum
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
State Aviation Museum ©
State Aviation Museum
Mezhyhirya Residence Museum ©
Mezhyhirya Residence Museum

2
nights
Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Pirogov's Masoleum - St.Nicolas Church, examine the collection at National Pirogov's Estate Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jesuit Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Science Museum, examine the collection at Vinnytsya Regional Lore Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Ukrainian Philatelic Museum of Jakiw Balaban, and finally explore the world behind art at Vinnytsya Museum of Art.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vinnytsya trip builder .

Getting from Kiev to Vinnytsya by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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2
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Peter and Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, then explore the historical opulence of Khotyn Fortress, and finally examine the collection at Khotyn Historic Museum. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Historic Customs House, explore the ancient world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, see the interesting displays at Kamenetz-Podolskiy Historical Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Myhaylivskyi Roman Catholic Church of Dominican Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Josafat Trinitarian Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Turkish Minaret.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kamianets-Podilskyi trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Vinnytsya to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kamianets-Podilskyi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lutsk.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Khotyn
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle

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night
Lutsk

Lutsk ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Bells Museum, explore the historical opulence of Lubart's Castle, examine the collection at Books Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovska Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Church, and finally examine the collection at Technical Progress Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lutsk route planner .

Traveling by car from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Lutsk takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Lutsk sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Lutsk

Museums Historic Sites
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Lubart's Castle ©
Lubart's Castle
Museum of Volyn Icon ©
Museum of Volyn Icon
Technical Progress Museum ©
Technical Progress Museum

3
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Armenian street and Beer Cultural Experience Center “Lvivarnya”. Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church and Lychakiv Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, don't miss a visit to Market Square, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lviv trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lutsk to Lviv takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Museum of Folk Architecture and Life ©
Armenian street ©
Armenian street
Church of the Jesuits ©
Church of the Jesuits

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